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Empowering Entrepreneurs, Enriching Communities

Our mission is to foster a thriving, inclusive, and resilient business community.

Dedicated to empowering local enterprises through strategic networking, educational enrichment, and advocacy. By championing innovation, collaboration, and sustainable growth, we aim to create a vibrant economic landscape that benefits our members and enriches the entire Beenleigh and Yatala region. Together, we build a brighter future, where businesses flourish, and our community prospers.


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Prawn Day 2024

For 26 unforgettable years, the Beenleigh Yatala Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Gold Coast Tiger Prawns, has hosted the iconic Prawn Day. A cherished tradition, this day brings together over 600 like-minded business owners for unparalleled networking. Affectionately dubbed "The Best Day of the Year," Prawn Day is more than an event; it's a celebration of camaraderie, shared successes, and the vibrant spirit of our business community. Save the date for this exceptional day of connection, business insights, and, of course, the finest prawns. Join us in making Prawn Day 27 another memorable chapter in our business legacy!


April Twilight Networking - Looking after Your Mental Health

Embrace well-being at our Twilight Event on Mental Health. Join us for an evening of enlightenment and open conversations, focusing on essential strategies to maintain a healthy balance between personal and business life. Expert insights, supportive discussions, and valuable connections await, ensuring you leave with the tools needed for holistic success. Let's break the stigma, foster a positive community, and prioritize mental health together. RSVP now and be part of this impactful twilight gathering. Your mental well-being matters, and we're here to support you every step of the way.


May Business Breakfast - Are You End of Financial Year Ready?

Get set for financial success! Join us at our upcoming Breakfast Event, "Are You End of Financial Year Ready?" Dive into insightful discussions on crucial financial strategies, tax planning, and effective business preparations. This event is your roadmap to navigate the complexities of the approaching financial year end. Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights, connect with fellow business owners, and ensure your business is geared for financial prosperity. RSVP now so you don't miss out.



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Latest Blog & News


Cyber Shield: Fortifying Your Business Against Threats

Explore the human side of cybersecurity in our latest blog—82% of breaches involve people, not just technology. Learn practical steps to shield your business, from securing workspaces to staff training..


Customer or Employees?

Discover the nuances behind this question as we challenge business owners to pick between the two. Uncover the author's perspective that leans towards employees being the crux of business success. Explore the rationale behind this argument—happy, engaged employees translate to satisfied customers, creating a cycle of loyalty. Learn why fostering a positive workplace culture is a strategic move towards building a robust customer base. Join us in reshaping the narrative and understanding the true drivers of business growth and customer satisfaction.


Digital Audit 101

In today's digital age, businesses are immersed in a plethora of subscription services, tools, and platforms that contribute to their online presence and operations. As the world continues its digital transformation, it becomes crucial for businesses to conduct regular digital audits to ensure optimal efficiency and cost-effectiveness. A digital audit serves as a comprehensive health check for your online activities, helping you identify redundant services, optimise expenses, and enhance overall digital performance.

What We Do

  1. Networking : At BYCC, we understand the power of meaningful connections. We organize regular networking events that bring together individuals from diverse industries, creating a dynamic platform for exchange. These events not only facilitate valuable business relationships but also foster a sense of camaraderie within our community.
  2. Educational Opportunities: In today's fast-paced business world, staying informed and continuously upgrading your skills is crucial. That's why we source informative speakers for our events. These opportunities empower our members with knowledge and insights to stay competitive and adapt to evolving market trends.
  3. Advocating Your Interests: Your success is our priority. We actively represent the interests and values of local businesses in Beenleigh and Yatala. By collaborating with government bodies and local authorities, we work to create a business-friendly environment that supports growth and innovation.
  4. Promotion and Exposure: We believe that every business deserves recognition for its hard work and dedication. As a BYCC member, you'll gain access to valuable promotion opportunities. Whether it's showcasing your products or services at our events or leveraging our digital platforms, we're here to help you get the visibility your business deserves.
    1. Mentoring tomorrow's Entrepreneurs: Inspire, educate, and support the next generation of entrepreneurs via the BYCC Junior Chamber of Commerce. We offer, mentorship opportunities, and educational resources like our Young Business Leaders Program that are tailored to the unique needs and ambitions of young business enthusiasts. These initiatives are delivered to students attending Beenleig State High School, Windaroo State High School, Trinity College & Canterbury College, Loganlea SHS, Livingstone Christian College, Rivermount College
     

Our Team


Aki Sihot
President
Shane Drew
Vice President
Heather Christensen
Treasurer / Junior Chamber
Kerrie Saverin 
Secretary
John Mulrany
Committee/ Junior Chamber
Leanne Taylor
Committee
Willem Van Der Merwe
Committee
Megan Zwart
Committee
Ronnie Visser
Committee